Sexual Health Services

Chlamydia Screening

Chlamydia Screening is now available via a Postal Kit. For information about Chlamydia Screening or to request a Postal Kit please visit –

Mercury Clinic

If you have any symptoms, signs of infection, sexual health related worry or concern, think you have a Sexually Transmitted Infection or have had sexual contact with somebody who has a confirmed or suspected Sexually Transmitted Infection then please make an appointment with the Mercury Clinic.  This service offers an appointment with a Specialist Sexual Health nurse. At the appointment a full sexual history will be taken and if appropriate you may have a full sexual health examination. During this appointment you will have tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, HIV and any other specialist test you may require. This clinic is for anybody of any age with a sexual health related concern. You will have the opportunity to ask any worrying questions and have discussions with the specialist nurse.  Results will be available within one week of your appointment and the specialist nurse will contact you with these results.  Please telephone the main GUM Services Number of 0300 790 0245

Services Offered at the Gate Clinic (Kent & Canterbury Hosital)

Monday 8am to 9am (appointments only), 9am to 3pm (walk-in), 4pm to 7pm (appointments only).

Tuesday 9am to 3pm (walk-in), 4pm to 7pm (contraceptive appointments only)

Wednesday 8am to 9am (appointments only), 9am to 3pm (walk-in), 4pm to 7pm (appointments only).

Thursday 12pm to 7pm (GUM appointments only)

Friday 8am to 3pm (walk-in)

Saturday 10am to 12pm (appointments only)